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The Distribution of an Estate - What You Need To Know

When an individual dies, their estate must be distributed in accordance with Scottish law. The deceased may have made estate planning a priority in their lifetime and left a will...
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Cost of Care: How Does England Compare to Scotland?

How does the law on cost of care vary within the UK?

Changes to Care in Scotland: Is Care at Home Working

The Scottish Government has made attempts to improve the care system by having more elderly people care for in the community rather than in a hospital. However, they are now...

Women in Late 60s as Likely as Men to be in Paid Work in 2020

Life at older ages will look very different for women in the early 2020s than it does today. They are likely to be healthier, their husbands will live longer, and...

Reshaping Care for the Elderly

Progress in shifting care for older people from hospitals to the home will become more difficult in future because of decreasing budgets and a rapidly aging population. This is the...

Calls for Earlier Support for Carers

Carers throughout the UK are struggling behind closed doors without adequate help or advice, according to recent research released to mark Carers Week 2014. Independent Age highlights that only one...

Dont be Caught Out by Inheritance Tax

Significant rises in the property market over recent years are pushing many families into larger inheritance tax bills, according to Towry, the wealth adviser. The nil rate band of £325,000...

Tackling Loneliness through Digital Skills

Teaching the older generation some basic digital skills such as how to email and how to use social networking sites and search engines could help tackle the loneliness that is...

Survey reveals reluctance to plan for end of life

A recent study has revealed that too many Britons are failing to plan for their end of life or share these plans with their friends and family. According to the...

NHS Continuing Healthcare

An independent review of NHS Continuing Care has been published, making a number of recommendations to improve the way this form of long-term care is provided. Health Secretary Alex Neil...

Report highlights UK social care gap

The number of older people in need of care is expected to outstrip the number of family members able to provide informal care for the first time in 2017, according...

Equity release sector makes strong start to the year

The latest figures from the Equity Release Council indicate that the first quarter of 2014 saw the highest lending figures for a first quarter since 2002, when quarterly records began....